Friday, December 19, 2014

Renowned mountain climber to speak at diversity event

Renowned mountain climber to speak at GRU's 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Renowned mountain climber Gary Guller to speak at GRU’s 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

AUGUSTA, Ga.- Record-setting mountaineer and motivational speaker Gary Guller will give the keynote presentation at Georgia Regents University’s 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Summit on Sept. 12 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

 Guller will share how he overcame the challenge of losing his arm in a mountaineering accident by continuing to scale mountains such as Mount Everest and Mount Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain.

Another highlight for this year’s program will be a performance by world-class teen dancer Nathan Beech. The Fort Belvoir, Va., native discovered his passion for dance at age four and trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet and New York City Dance Alliance. He has received several awards for his work and was featured in the documentary “Tap World” and the Lifetime television network show “Dance Moms.”

Other summit activities include various workshops, musical performances, and panel discussions featuring diversity officers from institutions throughout the University System of Georgia.

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Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.

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